Hundreds of thousands of social media users have participated in the World Jewish Congress campaign for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which will be marked on Friday throughout the world. Even senior-level politicians in Israel and throughout the world have taken a picture of themselves holding a sign that reads, “We Remember,” and uploaded it to social media platforms with the hashtag #WeRemember.
The campaign on social media #WeRemember goes viral
About two weeks ago, the World Jewish Congress launched a special social media campaign to raise awareness of the Holocaust ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which will be marked this Friday. So far, hundreds of thousands of people from around the world have participated in the campaign.
The World Jewish Congress invited social media users to take a picture of themselves holding a sign that reads, “We Remember,” and upload the photo to social media platforms with the hashtag #WeRemember. The campaign quickly gained momentum and spread throughout the world as social media users in countries such as the US, France, Australia, Fiji, Kazakhstan and even Rwanda uploaded pictures.
Even senior level politicians took a picture of themselves holding a We Remember sign and uploaded it to social media. Last week, the German newspaper BILD featured an article about the campaign that included the pictures of many senior level politicians and famous artists holding a We Remember sign. Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, German Justice Minister Heiko Maas, Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon and several US senators have also participated in the campaign.
Yair Lapid Photo Credit: Channel 2 News
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman have also participated in the campaign. In addition, about 30 MKs, including Yair Lapid, Isaac Herzog and Yehuda Glick, also uploaded a picture of themselves holding a We Remember sign.
The height of the campaign will begin today when some of the pictures will be displayed for the next three days throughout the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.